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#Rosetta Stone : Common language terms led to dissenting decision in .APP #UDRP

The Rosetta Stone is a granite stele found in 1799, inscribed in hieroglyphic script, Demotic and ancient Greek. It proved to be the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs, opening a window to Egypt’s civilization, history and heritage. Rosetta Stone is also a brand and a trademark, for a company specializing in language translation software. That […]

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#EnergyNova : Don’t buy trademark #domains in hopes of selling for a lot of money

If you register domain names, or buy them in the aftermarket or auctions, make sure they are not infringing on existing trademarks. In the case of EnergyNova.com, the domain was allowed to expire, was captured by SnapNames a year ago, and it was allegedly resold. The registrant sought $31,250 dollars for it, but there is […]

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UDRP complaints hit new high at WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization handled 3,447 UDRP cases in 2018, a new high for the 20-year-old anti-cybersquatting policy. The filings represent an increase of over 12% compared to the 3,074 UDRP cases filed with WIPO in 2017. There were 3,036 cases in 2016 But the number of unique domains complained about decreased over the […]